EndSARS Protesters Want Panel To Summon Sanwo-olu, Fashola, Others Over Lekki Shooting

 

#EndSARS protesters’ lawyer says he’ll like to ask Sanwo-Olu and Fashola some questions about Lekki shooting incident.

Adesina Ogunlana, Lawyer To #EndSARS Protesters Has Again Asked The Lagos State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Probing The Alleged Killing Of Protesters By Soldiers In October At The Lekki Tollgate To Summon The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Ogunlana in an application submitted to the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel on Wednesday, December 9, 2020, said he wanted the governor to be summoned to explain his role in the shooting incident.

According to Punch, the lawyer also asked the panel to summon the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Chief Executive Officer of Loatsad Promomedia Ltd, Seyi Tinubu; Managing Director, Oriental Hotel; Divisional Police Officer, Maroko Police Station and the Lekki Concession Company Officials in charge of Information Technology Intelligence and Security.

Other people the lawyer asked the panel to summon include the Chief Medical Director, Lagos Island General Hospital; Chief Medical Director, Reddington Hospital, Lekki and Victoria Island; Chief Medical Director, Grandville Hospital, Ajah; General Hospital, Ikeja; Chief Pathologist, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja; the Provost, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital; and the Chief Medical Director, Orthopedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos.

Ogunlana said he would like to put some questions to Sanwo-Olu, Fashola and the medical practitioners to further his clients’ case.

He added that the state governor needed to explain “the controversial invitation of the Nigerian Army to enforce the curfew of 20/10/2020 in Lagos State and the military shooting at the Lekki Tollgate on 20/10/2020.

He also said Fashola must explain how he found a camera at the tollgate when Sanwo-Olu led him and other politicians to the tollgate for inspection after the shooting incident.

As for Tinubu, Ogunlana said he must be invited to “functionality of the electronic billboard at the Lekki Tollgate” and the “basis of power disconnection of the electronic billboard at the Lekki Tollgate on 20 October, 2020.”

Finally, the lawyer asked the panel to explain “circumstances of receipt of victims of the ‘Lekki shooting’, identification of victims and treatment of victims; the number of injured and deceased victims received by the facilities; the number of victims of ‘Lekki shooting’ at the morgues of the health facilities.”

This is not the first time the counsel for the protesters would ask the panel to invite Sanwo-Olu.

In November, Ogunlana said that it was important for the governor to appear before the panel since the military has disclosed that their operation at Lekki was on the governor’s invitation.

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